Based on the keywords ‘Cross / Real / Identity,’ Yokohama Dance Collection 2020 focuses on the current state of choreography, which crystalizes the realities of societies in constant flux. The lineup includes a world premiere, the culmination of the collaborative project “ON VIEW” between Australia, Hong Kong, and Japan. Through a unique arrangement of the body and film, this work explores new relationships between portraiture and identity, and the dynamics of “seeing” and “being seen.” Multiple works will be on show as part of the HOTPOT East Asia Dance Platform, organized through a multilateral collaboration between three dance festivals in Hong Kong, South Korea, and Japan. These works embody the dynamism of various regions in East Asia—their lifestyles, histories, traditions, and cultural backgrounds. A broad range of events will be held across a three-week period, including a competition which has in the past brought some 400 groups of choreographers to the world stage: the presentation of ambitious works by recent competition winners; programs organized in collaboration with dance festivals from across the world; and outdoor performances, workshops, and exhibitions that open up the audience to the appeal of dance.
How is dance responding to its time? This festival—on its 25th edition—brims with potential for the next generation of dance.
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